Webinar Series - Suicide Prevention: An Action Plan to Save Lives
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s Research Prioritization Task Force (RPTF) released A Prioritized Research Agenda for Suicide Prevention: An Action Plan to Save Lives, which outlines the research areas that show the most promise in helping to reduce the rates of suicide attempts and deaths in the next 5-10 years.
The Prioritized Research Agenda is organized around six key questions, each of which will be addressed in a series of webinars sponsored by the National Council for Behavioral Health in collaboration with the Action Alliance and the National Institute of Mental Health.
May 27 — What suicide interventions outside of health care settings reduce risk?
June 24 — What research infrastructure do we need to reduce suicidal behavior?
Older Americans Behavioral Health: Webinar Series
This series provides an opportunity to learn about critical behavioral health conditions and problems affecting older adults, including prescription medication misuse and abuse, suicide, depression, and anxiety and evidence-based prevention and treatment programs to address these problems.
- Prescription Medication Misuse and Abuse
Focuses on prescription medication misuse and abuse, which is a growing and deadly problem among older adults.
- Screening and Brief Interventions for Alcohol and Psychoactive Medication Misuse & Abuse
Screening and Brief Interventions (SBI) is an evidence-based program to prevent and intervene early for alcohol and medication misuse for older adults at risk. This webinar presents the steps involved in SBI, screening instruments and intervention workbook and lessons learned from the Florida BRITE Project.
- Depression, Anxiety and Suicide Prevention
Provides an overview on depression, anxiety, and suicide prevention and background on state and local actions to implement evidence-based programs to address these issues.
- Alcohol and Psychoactive Medication Misuse/Abuse Prevention
Discusses the prevalence of, risk factors for and impact of alcohol and psychoactive medication misuse/abuse on older adults as well as strategies for early intervention to prevent alcohol and medication misuse.
- Partnerships: Key to Behavioral Health Service Success
Community service leaders present their experience developing and maintaining partnerships in SAMHSA grants to "Enhance Older Adult Behavioral Services.”
- Financing and Sustaining Behavioral Health Interventions Webinar
Addresses current concerns regarding securing sustainable financing to continue the new services focused on prevention of suicide and prescription drug misuse and abuse among older adults.
- Reaching and Engaging Older Adults in Behavioral Health
Leaders from research and community organizations share promising approaches to reach and engage older adults in prevention and early intervention for depression, and alcohol and medication misuse. Presenters discuss successful strategies to engage different racial and ethnic minority elders, immigrants, LGBT seniors, men and women.
- Suicide Prevention
Discusses risk factors for suicide, screening tools, effective prevention interventions and provide information about suicide prevention resources available from SAMHSA.
- Caregivers as Partners and Clients of Behavioral Health Services
Discusses the role of caregivers in caring for older adults with behavioral health problems such as depression, anxiety and alcohol and prescription drug misuse/abuse and explores the mental health impact that the caregiving role has on lives of caregiver themselves.
Building Resiliency in Child Abuse Organizations
This training is intended for victim service providers who work within an agency that is interested in and willing to implement policies, supervisory techniques, and training that support resiliency.